11/2019

Three Manchester United players face challenges for their places

Manchester United’s defeat to Astana would have been more harshly felt by some players than others. For the six teenagers who made United debuts in the Europa League game, the overriding feeling ought to have been pride. Yes, Di’Shon Bernard scored an own goal but no blame should be attached to the youngsters for the 2-1 reverse. Of the...

David de Gea sets Manchester United challenge ahead of Aston Villa fixture

David de Gea has set his Manchester United teammates the goal of winning four or five games in a row if they are to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive. United have struggled for consistency throughout the season and were unable to build upon a promising upturn in form when they drew with Sheffield United last weekend....

What Tahith Chong did in the Manchester United dressing room after Astana defeat

Tahith Chong took responsibility for Manchester United’s Europa League defeat to Astana in the dressing room after the game. United led 1-0 through Jesse Lingard’s first goal since January but Chong somehow failed to make it 2-0 with the goal gaping when he scooped the ball over the crossbar. Astana equalised within a minute through Dmitriy Shomko and debutant...

Manchester United might have found a partnership for the future in Astana defeat

Midfield partnership In amongst the disappointing result there were a number of positives to take from the defeat away to the Kazakhstan champions and after Ethan Laird, who excelled at right back, the next biggest plus point was the display from the two holding midfielders James Garner and Dylan Levitt. Garner was handed his second senior start of the...

Manchester United stance on defensive transfer revealed

Manchester United have shelved plans to sign a left-back following Brandon Williams’ impressive form. United’s regular left-back Luke Shaw has not appeared since August 24 due to a hamstring injury and Ashley Young has deputised for the majority of the season. However, Williams started ahead of Young at Sheffield United on Saturday and scored his first goal for the...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Gary Neville Manchester United transfer demand

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists any decision he makes on transfers at Manchester United will be in the best interests of the club. Gary Neville said on Monday Night Football Solskjaer ‘is going to have to be selfish’ in the January transfer window and ‘has to go and spend the club’s money for himself, on two or three experienced players’...

Manchester United can set Europa League record against Astana

It might be difficult for Manchester United fans to get too excited ahead of their return to Europa League football this week. After a disappointing weekend display away at Sheffield United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be eager for his side to bounce back in style when they travel to face Astana on Thursday night. The Norwegian manager is set...

A youthful Man United squad versus Astana

United’s full travelling squad vs Astana: Grant, Kovar, Taylor, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Levitt, Mengi, Bernard, Ramazani, Laird, Galbraith, Puigmal, Bughail-Mellor, Garner, Lingard, Chong, Gomes, Greenwood.

Gary Neville defends fierce criticism of three Manchester United players

Gary Neville stood by his on-air criticism of Manchester United trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James, despite their rousing comeback versus Sheffield United. The former United defender was heavily critical of the three forwards in the first 70 minutes of their clash against Sheffield United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggled to create any openings. Neville called...

Jesse Lingard reveals he snubbed Liverpool FC and Manchester City for Manchester United

Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has revealed he turned down interest from Liverpool and Manchester City in order to sign for the Reds. The 26-year-old revealed a number of teams were aiming to secure his signature prior to joining his boyhood side. Lingard signed for United at the age of nine and has gone on to win the FA...